Singing since she was four years old, Ashley Laschelle’s vocal abilities and professional training has given her the opportunity to travel the country as well as outside of the United States to places like Vienna, Austria. Being recognized as the first African American to sing a solo at the Burnaby Lyric Opera, Ashley knew that she was destined to become a dominant force.
Ashley Laschelle Stevenson, born and raised in Chicago, IL. has been vocally expressing herself since the young age of four years old. As a youth, she listened to many of the soulful oldies played at home by her parents, which has come to largely define who she is as an artist today. Although her talent was presented at a very early stage in her life, it was at nine years old that Ashley began vocal training for jazz performance. Performing with the All City Youth Chorus lasted for six years and carried on through high school where she then performed with the All City High School Chorus. To enhance her talent and make continuous steps toward fulfilling her dream of becoming an internationally appreciated voice, she continued her education at Columbia College Chicago. It was here that Ashley Laschelle truly found her voice, grew comfortable enough to push past boundaries, and learned to humbly accept constructive criticism.
Inspired by many female artists, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Yolanda Adams just to name a few, Ashley desires to bring back the soul and emotion that she feels is missing from R&B music today. After recently releasing her debut project, The Introduction EP, Ashley hopes to reach fans that can strongly relate to the message being delivered as well as feel the same passion she possess for all of her music .